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In memory of

Dorothy Joy Neville

of Philip, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 82

Dorothy Joy Bradfield was born July 9, 1938, in Cottonwood, South Dakota, the daughter of Byron and Dorothy (McFarland) Bradfield, who homesteaded their cattle ranch in the badlands south of Wall, South Dakota. Joy grew up with three sisters and one brother on the Flying U Ranch south of Kadoka. She attended elementary and high school in Kadoka, graduating in 1956. She then attended three years at St. John’s Nursing School in Rapid City, where she graduated with a nursing degree. She moved to California and worked as a nurse until 1964 when she returned to Rapid City and started working at the hospital.

In early July 1964, she met the future love of her life, Jerry Neville in Rapid City. They were united in marriage on December 27, 1964. They were blessed with three children while living on the Neville Ranch south of Milesville, which they still own to this day.
Jerry and Joy were members of the First Lutheran Church of Milesville and the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wall throughout their marriage.

She had many interests in her life such as nursing, painting, cake decorating, card playing (especially bridge) and gardening. She grew some of the prettiest flowers and roses. But her greatest joy and love was all of her family and friends.

Survivors include her husband Jerry Neville of Philip; one daughter Shawn (Brent) Taylor of Gillette, Wyoming; two sons Rodney (Noreen) Neville of Montevideo, Minnesota, and Michael (Tamra) Neville of Rapid City; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two sisters Pat Valandry of Green Valley, Arizona, and Connie Holst of Rochester, Minnesota; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Byron and Dorothy Bradfield; one brother Dale Bradfield; one sister Ruby Motes; and three brothers-in-law Bob Motes, Dave Valandry, and Jerry Holst.

A public visitation will be held 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip.

Private funeral services will be held and burial will be at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Philip Nursing Home expansion fund. Cards and memorials may be sent to P.O. Box 209 Philip, SD 57567.

Sunday, November 22, 2020
3-5 p.m.
Rush Funeral Home
Philip, South Dakota

  • I am sorry to hear of Joy's passing, I recall many visits as a young man to Byron's ranch and sharing in some chores with Joy and the other girls. I also recall joy's stay with our family while she went to nursing school. Joy was always friendly and so kind to my dad/her uncle Lavern (Brad). ~ Douglas E. Bradfield Steamboat Springs, CO (11/24/2020)
  • Jerry & family - Our deepest sympathies. Joy was always so kind and very talented. Keeping you all close in our thoughts and prayers. ~ Brock & Brittany Smith Philip (11/22/2020)
  • Uncle Jerry and family- So sorry for your loss. Aunt Joy was a beautiful lady. She always made us and our whole family feel so welcome when we were out on the farm. She was a very gifted and nurturing lady between her art , cooking and nursing skills. We all loved her so much and she will be missed by all. God bless you all during this difficult time. Love you! Lynette and Phil VanLaanen ~ Phil and Lynette Vanlaanen Green Bay, WI (11/22/2020)
  • So sorry to hear of Joys passing, I was very happy when they moved to the apartment. I enjoy seeing her put her touch on the place, including all the beautiful flowers! She had the touch !She was so pleasant to visit with and we would enjoy Mila! God bless! ~ Pennie Slovek Philip (11/20/2020)
  • We are thinking of all you folks during this difficult time. Joy was quite a lady, she will be missed by many. Hold on to all the memories. ~ Les and Joann Pearson Philip, SD (11/20/2020)
  • We were sorry to hear of Joy's passing, even knowing that the past months have been a struggle. She was a kind and caring lady-always a pleasant word to say. I enjoyed my years in Lady's Club with her, and treasure several Christmas ornaments she made for me. We've much respect for Jerry and Joy both, and share in the grief that Joy's family is feeling. Bless your hearts. You are in our thoughts. ~ Vonda and Jason Hamill Milesville, SD (11/20/2020)
  • . ~ Shawn Sexton Glendale,Az (11/20/2020)
  • Jerry and family, Sandra and I send our sincere condolences and thoughts to you all. Sandra has mentioned how much she enjoyed Joy when they bowled together. Rest In Peace Joy ~ Leo and Sandra Gittings Florence, AZ (11/20/2020)
  • What a delight Joy was! Her calm in things medical and her positive attitude about life inspired so many. I am thinking she has put together a bridge game with a few of her partners! Sincere sympathy to all the family. ~ Nancy Ekstrum Green Valley, Arizona (11/20/2020)
  • South Dakota ~ Fred & Judy Neville Box Elder (11/20/2020)
  • Prayers for the Neville family, she was a very sweet lady . May my grandma be having fun together playing cards in Heaven ~ Cerrie Bierwagen Rapid city SD (11/19/2020)
  • Sympathy and prayers to Joy's family. I remember her at many church functions at Milesville including bible school. She was a very sweet and caring lady. ~ Sherry Hanson Spearfish, SD (11/19/2020)
  • I am sure sorry to hear about Joy. Many fond memories of her and Jerry playing cards with my folks. Hugs to you Neville family. Hold the fond memories close to your heart. ~ Stacy Dole Pierre SD (11/19/2020)
  • What a wonderful friend Joy was. When first married and not knowing people in the Milesville community, she was one of the First Ladies to invite me to join women's club and to learn bridge. We were pregnant in 1974 at the same time. The first baby for me and the last baby for her. Great memories. Sympathy and prayers to all her family and friends. She will always remain in our hearts. Rest In Peace, Joy. ~ Kathy Gittings Philip, SD (11/19/2020)
  • So sorry to hear about Aunt Joy. She was a very wonderful lady and she is going to be greatly missed. You have my deepest sympathy. ~ Bobby Gene Neville Rapid City, SD (11/19/2020)
  • Jerry and family you will be in our thoughts and prayers. I sure enjoyed bowling with Joy a great lady. ~ Deanna and Kelly Fees Summerset s. Dak. (11/18/2020)
  • Sympathy and prayers to Joy's family and friends. Such a sweet lady. ~ Donna Bodkin Craven Rapid City, SD (11/18/2020)
  • Dear Jerry and family, You have all lost such a treasure, and I am so very sorry. The minute I met Joy I was drawn to her sense of humor, her quick mind, and her great personality. I am so grateful that our paths crossed, and that I had time to learn from her, and enjoy her. How sad I am that she is gone, and how lucky I was to know her.
    I will never forget her. Loving thoughts to you all. Bobby Sloat
    ~ Bobby Sloat Philip, SD (11/18/2020)